Chatham University

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Building Blocks for Business Capital

Building Blocks for Business Capital is an entrepreneurial program focused on business growth, financial management and capital infusion for women and minority entrepreneurs and artisans. The program consists of training workshops and webinars on the financial aspects of business ownership including; financial management, budgeting, recordkeeping, business credit, risk management, insurance, tax planning and reporting, managing cash flow, financial statement analysis, and securing financing. A mobile funding clinic which provides one-on-one business counseling to review sources of funding, the application processes and business planning. The goal of the Building Blocks for Business Capital program is to promote the growth and accessibility of new capital for businesses in distressed urban and rural communities, and provide business owners with the tools to access capital, sustain and grow their businesses.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.


Upcoming Events

  • Jun
    24

    Webinar: Introduction to QuickBooks - Desktop & Online

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
    Fee: Free
    Location: Online - Zoom

    QuickBooks is one of the best solutions to small business accounting needs, as evidenced by its wide use. QuickBooks software helps to automate tasks, save time and minimize errors. The revenue and expenses tracking functions are invaluable tools for strategic decision-making in business.
    This webinar will introduce QuickBooks and cover the strengths and weaknesses of the software types, Desktop and Online. The introductory session will review interactive and working examples of each and will include details for the in-depth QuickBooks Desktop & Online Training Series in July.

    Presenter:
    Melanie Ansell, President/Owner | My Business Builders LLC

    To register for the Webinar, CLICK HERE!

  • Jun
    30

    Webinar: Managing Debt and Bankruptcy

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Fee: Free
    Location: Online - Zoom

    Being a small business owner is never easy, and the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic make it even harder. As the economy reopens and businesses prepare for post-pandemic operations, many small business owners are looking for ways to manage the debt built up amid the pandemic. This webinar will discuss the tax considerations for managing debt and bankruptcy, the decision making process and considerations for bankruptcy, and updates on COVID-19 loan programs. We’ll take a look at:

    • Income Tax Definitions of Debt
    • Discharge-of-indebtedness income and modification of debt terms
      • Special considerations for partnerships
      • Special considerations for S corporations
    • Bankruptcy Considerations
    • Debt Guarantors
    • Creditor’s Taxation
    • Short-term and long-term ramifications of bankruptcy
    • Alternatives to bankruptcy
    • Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) Loans and other COVID-19 relief plans … more info

    • Jul
      14

      Training Series: QuickBooks Online

      10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Fee: $25 General Admission. Free for CWE Members, Chatham Students, Veterans, and Active Duty Service Members
      Location: Online - Zoom

      QuickBooks Online is a cloud-based monthly subscription service that allows access to financial and accounting data online and seamlessly integrates with many other applications. This training series will consist of three training webinars to help business owners:
      1- Establish and navigate QuickBooks Online.
      2- Enter transactions and reconcile bank statements.
      3- Run reports.

      However large your business is, having accurate and current financial data is vital for evaluating performance, accessing financial reports, and sharing information with partners, investors, and lenders.

      To participate in this training series, you must have created a QuickBooks Online account. The training series is limited to 12 participants. Any size business is welcome.
      We also recommend all participants register for the June 24th Introduction to QuickBooks - Desktop & Online Webinar, CLICK HERE! … more info

    • Jul
      14

      Training Series: QuickBooks Desktop

      12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Fee: $25 General Admission. Free for CWE Members, Chatham Students, Veterans, and Active Duty Service Members
      Location: Online - Zoom

      QuickBooks Desktop is a locally installed accounting software that allows access to financial and accounting data. It is customizable, great for inventory, and works offline. This series will consist of three training webinars to help business owners:
      1- Establish and navigate QuickBooks Desktop.
      2- Enter transactions and reconcile bank statements.
      3- Run reports.

      However large your business is, having accurate and current financial data is vital for evaluating performance, accessing financial reports, and sharing information with partners, investors, and lenders.

      To participate in this training series, you must have QuickBooks Desktop installed on your computer. The training series is limited to 12 participants. Any size business is welcome.

      We also recommend all participants register for the June 24th Introduction to QuickBooks - Desktop & Online Webinar, CLICK HERE!< … more info